Parametric study for optimization of blowing and suction locations for improving lift-to-drag ratio on a clark-Y airfoil

Masahiro Ohashi, Yuki Morita, Shiho Hirokawa, Koji Fukagata, Naoko Tokugawa

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Abstract

In this study, Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes simulation (RANS) of the uniform blowing and suction (UB/US) control on a Clark-Y airfoil was performed aiming at improving an airfoil performance by friction drag reduction. First, the control effect when only the uniform blowing control or uniform suction control is applied on the airfoil surface was investigated by changing the control locations. The blowing or suction velocity was 0.14 % of the free-stream velocity and the blowing/suction area was set at four different locations from the leading edge to the trailing edge on both the upper and lower surfaces. The Reynolds number based on the chord length is 1.5 × 106. The angle of attack is set to 0?. It was found that friction drag is decreased/increased by single UB/US control. It was also found that the lift-to-drag ratio improved with UB on the lower surface or US on the upper surface, and decreased with UB on the upper surface or US on the lower surface. In the combined control of UB and US, the blowing and suction velocity was 0.14% or 0.26% of the free-stream velocity and the locations of blowing/suction and flow conditions were the same as those in the cases with either UB or US. It seemed that the lift-to-drag ratio was improved by the combined control of UB on the lower surface and US on the upper surface. In particular, the lift-to-drag ratio was most improved by US on the lower rear surface and UB on the upper rear surface.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFluid Mechanics
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791859025
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
EventASME-JSME-KSME 2019 8th Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJKFluids 2019 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 2019 Jul 282019 Aug 1

Publication series

NameASME-JSME-KSME 2019 8th Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJKFluids 2019
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceASME-JSME-KSME 2019 8th Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJKFluids 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period19/7/2819/8/1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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    Ohashi, M., Morita, Y., Hirokawa, S., Fukagata, K., & Tokugawa, N. (2019). Parametric study for optimization of blowing and suction locations for improving lift-to-drag ratio on a clark-Y airfoil. In Fluid Mechanics (ASME-JSME-KSME 2019 8th Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJKFluids 2019; Vol. 1). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/ajkfluids2019-5067